Two of the hottest songs on the planet may make big moves on this week’s Mediabase pop radio airplay chart.
Billie Eilish’s “bad guy” will contend for #1 on the listing, in the process becoming the artist’s first pop radio chart-topper. Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” is meanwhile a near-lock for a Top 5 position.
“bad guy” received 5,252 spins during the first two days of the August 4-10 tracking period. The count puts “bad guy” within striking distance of Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber’s chart-topping “I Don’t Care,” which received 5,269 spins within that window.
“bad guy,” moreover, has the momentum advantage — it is up 3.5% versus last week, while “I Don’t Care” is up a lesser 0.5%. If both songs remain on their current trajectories, “bad guy” should be able to take over by the end of tracking.
“Señorita” already holds #5 on the building/real-time chart. It received 4,299 spins during the opening days of the tracking period, marking a massive 26% gain over last week’s count. Even if it slows down slightly as the week continues, it looks like a safe bet to secure a Top 5 ranking.
The official pop radio chart will arrive Sunday.